Algebra 2 Honors 2014-2015 Contact Information Mrs. Bratberg Room 121 Phone: 508-643-2115 ext. 1121 Email: Pbratberg@naschools.net Website: www.mrsbratberg.com Course information This course is an accelerated and in-depth study of advanced algebra concepts. It is designed for students who have excelled in Algebra 1. Algebra 2 Honors will provide students will the algebraic skills necessary to succeed in advanced courses in mathematics such as Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Major course objectives Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities Section 1.1 ~ Expressions and Formulas Section 1.2 ~ Properties of Real Numbers Section 1.3 ~ Solving Equations Section 1.4 ~ Solving Absolute Value Equations Section 1.5 ~ Solving Inequalities Section 1.6 ~ Solving Compound & Absolute Value Inequalities Chapter 2: Linear Relations & Functions Section 2.1 ~ Relations & Functions Section 2.2 ~ Linear Relations & Functions Section 2.3 ~ Rate of Change & Slope Section 2.4 ~ Writing Linear Equations Section 2.5 ~ Scatter Plots & Lines of Regression Section 2.6 ~ Special Functions Section 2.7 ~ Parent Functions & Transformations Section 2.8 ~ Graphing Linear & Absolute Value Inequalities Chapter 3: Systems of Equations & Inequalities Section 3.1 ~ Solving Systems of Equations Section 3.2 ~ Solving Systems of Inequalities by Graphing Section 3.3 ~ Optimization with Linear Programming Section 3.4 ~ Systems of Equations in Three Variables Section 3.5 ~ Operations with Matrices Section 3.6 ~ Multiplying Matrices Section 3.7 ~ Solving Systems of Equations Using Cramer’s Rule Section 3.8 ~ Solving Systems of Equations Using Inverse Matrices Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions & Relations Section 4.1 ~ Graphing Quadratic Functions Section 4.2 ~ Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing Section 4.3 ~ Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Section 4.4 ~ Complex Numbers Section 4.5 ~ Completing the Square Section 4.6 ~ The Quadratic Formula & the Discriminant Section 4.7 ~ Transformations of Quadratic Graphs Section 4.8 ~ Quadratic Inequalities Chapter 5: Polynomials & Polynomial Functions Section 5.1 ~ Operations with Polynomials Section 5.2 ~ Dividing Polynomials Section 5.3 ~ Polynomial Functions Section 5.4 ~ Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions Section 5.5 ~ Solving Polynomial Equations Section 5.6 ~ The Remainder & Factor Theorems Section 5.7 ~ Roots & Zeros Section 5.8 ~ Rational Zero Theorem Chapter 10: Sequences & Series Section 10.6 ~ The Binomial Theorem Chapter 6: Inverses & Radical Functions & Relations Section 6.1 ~ Operations on Functions Section 6.2 ~ Inverse Functions & Relations Section 6.3 ~ Square Roots Functions & Inequalities Section 6.4 ~ Nth Roots Section 6.5 ~ Operations with Radical Expressions Section 6.6 ~ Rational Exponents Section 6.7 ~ Solving Radical Equations & Inequalities Chapter 7: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions & Relations Section 7.1 ~ Graphing Exponential Functions Section 7.2 ~ Solving Exponential Equations & Inequalities Section 7.3 ~ Logarithms & Logarithmic Functions Section 7.4 ~ Solving Logarithmic Equations & Inequalities Section 7.5 ~ Properties of Logarithms Section 7.6 ~ Common Logarithms Section 7.7 ~ Base e & Natural Logarithms Section 7.8 ~ Using Exponential & Logarithmic Functions Chapter 8: Rational Functions & Relations Section 8.1 ~ Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions Section 8.2 ~ Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions Section 8.3 ~ Graphing Reciprocal Functions Section 8.4 ~ Graphing Rational Functions Section 8.5 ~ Variation Functions Section 8.6 ~ Solving Rational Equations & Inequalities Chapter 9: Conic Sections Section 9.1 ~ Midpoint & Distance Formulas Section 9.2 ~ Parabolas Section 9.3 ~ Circles Section 9.4 ~ Ellipses Section 9.5 ~ Hyperbolas Section 9.6 ~ Identifying Conic Sections Section 9.7 ~ Solving Linear/Non-linear Systems Chapter 12: Trigonometric Functions Section 12.1 ~ Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles Section 12.2 ~ Angles & Angle Measure Section 12.3 ~ Trigonometric Functions of General Angles Section 12.4 ~ Law of Sines Section 12.5 ~ Law of Cosines Section 12.6 ~ Circular & Periodic Functions Section 12.7 ~ Graphing Trigonometric Functions Section 12.8 ~ Translations of Trigonometric Graphs Section 12.9 ~ Inverse Trigonometric Functions Term Grading Policy Tests ~ 60% Spiral Quizzes ~ 25% Classwork ~ 10% Error Notebooks ~ 5% Tests will be given at least once in each chapter. Tests dates will be announced in advance in class and on the web site. Spiral Quizzes will typically be given at least twice in a chapter. They consist of eight multiple choice questions. The first four questions are from the current sections and the final four questions are cumulative. Classwork assignments that will be graded are announced at the beginning of class. Error Notebooks Throughout the year, you will create an error notebook that must have all of the problems that you had a point or points deducted on any quiz or test. Other assignments may be included, but you will always be told ahead of time. You must fix each of those problems and explain why you got it wrong. Your error notebooks will be checked at the end of each term. Each missing problem will result in a five point deduction. Year Grading Policy Term 1 ~ 20% Term 2 ~ 20% Term 3 ~ 20% Term 4 ~ 20% Mid-Year Exam ~ 10% Final Exam ~ 10% A B C D F 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 0-59 Classroom Policies & Procedures Students are expected to be in their assigned seats by the beginning of each class and remain there until the bell rings. Tardiness without a pass will result in a detention. Cell phone usage will result in a detention. Covered textbook, pencil, notebook, homework and calculator should be on the desk. EVERYTHING ELSE should be under the desk No Food or Drinks. The only exception to this rule is bottled water Homework policy Students are expected to complete all homework assignments. All answers will be given during the next class. Students will have the opportunity to request to see the problems completed on the board. In addition, there will be a binder containing all of the answers with all of the work available to students. All homework assignments will be posted on the website. Binder Students are strongly urged to keep a 1.5 inch binder with the following six sections: Section 1 ~ Warm Ups Section 2 ~ Notes Section 3 ~ Homework Section 4 ~ Quizzes Section 5 ~ Tests Section 6 ~ Errors Scientific calculator A scientific calculator is required for this course. Electronic devices are not permitted to be used as calculators. Graphing calculator A graphing calculator is required for this course. If the student cannot afford one, the school has some available to sign out. Electronic devices are not permitted to be used as calculators. Textbooks The textbook for this course is Algebra 2 CCSS National by Glencoe/Mc-Graw Hill. The textbook is brand new, so students are required to use book-covers in order to maintain their condition. Students who lose or return damaged textbooks at the end of the year will be fined the cost of the book, which is $82.95. Books must be brought to class daily. Showing work Any problem involving more than two steps requires work. If work is not shown, it is at the teacher’s discretion to deduct points. Showing work makes partial credit possible. Makeup policy The school’s policy is followed for makeup work. Extra help Extra help is available to students before and after school by appointment. I am typically available in the morning between 6:45 and 7:10 and on Wednesday afternoons between 2:00 and 2:30, but an appointment guarantees that a student will be seen.